I'm buying a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed for my wife's parents in November. My mother-in-law plays games each night before bed, and insists that the new system handle her favorites. She currently plays a 1998 version of Free Solitaire, which runs well on Windows XP. She also wants to load up her 1999 Hoyle Card Games demo, which includes Spider Solitaire, Cribbage, Gin Rummy, and Freecell. She loves those old games and characters, and says that at 82 years, she shouldn't have to learn how to play new ones.
I know this is probably too basic a topic for this group. However, I would be totally embarassed to have an 82-year-old lady kick my butt. Please help with the following:
- Will those old games run okay on Windows 7?
- Would they be more likely to run properly on a 32-bit OS than 64-bit?
- Should they be installed in XP compatibility mode?
- Can you provide any links to articles on general Windows 7 game requirements, so I might become less dense?
Thanks for any help you can provide.